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Sunday, February 5, 2012

In Honor of Crescent


Crescent Dragonwagon's latest cookbook was released a few weeks ago. Bean by Bean features "more than 175 recipes for fresh beans, dried beans, cool beans, hot beans, savory beans, even sweet beans!" We enjoyed each other's company a few years ago at a potluck lunch in Vermont, and I brought brownies. So, one of those sweet bean recipes in the cookbook is for my favorite peanut butter cup brownies, first discovered almost twenty years ago (and then modified) in a tiny little cookbook called The 55 Best Brownies in the World. I baked them this afternoon in honor of Crescent. Her voice comes through in every recipe introduction and explanation! Later this week her pasta e fagioli is on the menu. Everything in her cookbook sounds delicious, and because they come from Crescent, they are sure to made with fresh, natural ingredients.

4 comments:

  1. i made some brownies of my own this weekend. not as good as yours, but not too bad. mr. brattcat said "no beans in the brownies, please" so ours are bean-free.

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  2. Cool beans! I will have to find this cookbook. And just the thought of your brownies makes me swoon . . .

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  3. I LOVE YOUR PEANUT BUTTER CUP BROWNIES!!!

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  4. You must tell Mr. Brattcat that these were his favorite brownies...peanuts are considered legumes and were fair game for inclusion, Brattcat.

    I'll try to bring the cookbook next weekend, Joyce.

    I saved one for you, David :)

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